WEAH ‘BLESSED AND HONOURED’

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NEW Bhoy Timothy Weah has admitted he feels “blessed and honoured” to get the chance to play for Celtic after finalising his six-month loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain.

The eight times-capped American international joined up with his new team-mates in Dubai and is eager to become an instant hit at the Hoops.

Brendan Rodgers is also excited about the arrival of the 18-year-old attacker’s arrival and said he was “hungry” for success.

Weah, son of Liberian football legend George, took to social media to reveal: “Blessed and honoured to be joining this amazing club. Can’t wait to get started and get the chance to play in front of those amazing fans I’ve heard so much about.”

The exciting prospect has scored two goals in six first team outings for the French giants and agreed an extension to his deal to keep him at PSG until 2021.

However, for the next six months he will be concentrating on making an impact at Parkhead as the club bid for their eighth successive title.

Rodgers, speaking on the club website, said: “Timothy’s a young talent who is full international player. He has a long career ahead of him, but he has those natural attributes in terms of his pace and technique. He’s hungry, too.

“He’s been in the PSG squad and featured for them in pre-season. With the quality of players they have, it’s difficult for him to get in and get any game-time.

“They wanted him to go out on loan and saw Celtic as a great possibility.

“He has really good qualities technically and tactically is always improving his game. Physically he’s very good, very fast and is a strong player. He’ll add competition to the squad.”

Weah becomes the champions’ second January loan signing following 21-year-old Scotland international winger Oliver Burke’s arrival from West Brom on a similar contract.

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